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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,355 People

    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I was talking online

    and I was saying good night when I got a comment "you're pretty and perfect, goodnight c:" 10 mins afterwards I found myself in the shower crying about it because I haven't been called pretty, perfect or even complimented in a very, very long time. πŸ˜”
    thegirlinred thegirlinred 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So I have been on Pristiq

    for about a week now. I have found that it has numbed my emotions. I found out today that my workplace is closing down. I will have to find a new job. I should be really upset, right? I feel worried and scared, of course, but I am not in tears. I am not sure whether it is a...
    macron macron 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I wanted to post this picture

    and write my soul down to deal with my pain but I can't even describe how bad I feel right now.
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    What do you feel when in this state?

    My co-worker/really good friend, revealed to me she suffers from depression today. She just came back from a 2 month leave. She was also diagnosed with bipolar. She also revealed to me, that about two years ago, she cut her wrists. I had no idea she was quietly suffering. I love...
    shegi20 shegi20 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My heart feels so heavy

    and I don't know how to carry it.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I went to the gym today,

    it felt good for a few minutes now Im back to my normal self,I cant concentrate on studies
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    I won round one. Looks like this match is going

    to be best of three though, except I can only lose once.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Recently I have been feeling very overwhelmed

    and flooded with sadness and despair. If these feelings temporarily leave me, they return soon after. Does anyone else get this and how do you deal with it?
    libertinette libertinette 22-25, F 2 Responses 30 mins ago

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    Recovering addict battling depression can be

    one of the hardest things people who never been through it will never understand
    stiles1363 stiles1363 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Lately I've been seeing a lot of things saying

    that people who are really depressed hide behind a smile and try to make everyone else happy cause they don't want them to feel that way...and that that's why suicide is always surprising...but I don't think that's always how it is, sure it could play out that way but I've been...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    When youre just too damn depressed

    for the moment and hurt because of people whom you trusted with your life would just keep hurting you so youd just try to aleep while listening to Linkin Park and Breaking Benjamin on max volume because just **** it.. Things will always be like that forever so why even try to...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 43 mins ago

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    I feel my life has gone down the drain.

    I'm 21 years old and despite having accomplished some things that I had set my mind to, I am slowing becoming an empty shell. I can barely feel any kind of emotions for whatsoever, my interests are strictly limited, I'm clumsy and I am bad or mediocre at almost everything I do...
    diogosil diogosil 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The scariest part for me is how much I've

    normalised taking medication for my depression. I keep thinking that it's just a chemical imbalance and refuse to acknowledge everything that is hurting me right now.
    drekarbouch drekarbouch 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I was adopted when I was younger

    and I don't know really anything about my real parents. I have a loving family here in the U.S. So I feel like I shouldn't be sad and everyone says I'm so lucky there is no reason to be sad. However, I can't seem to stop how I feel. I feel empty and lost almost like I'm the only...
    akazakh23 akazakh23 22-25, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    There is no emotion linked to this feeling.

    There is no sadness. There is no bad feeling. It is just way to ******* hard. I am on a different wavelength to everyone else, one on which the same life is not worth living. I just need to stop my head buzzing. Feeling sad would be a huge relief, crying would be amazing. How is...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    anon2254 anon2254 18-21, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Numbness is the only thing

    that I feel as of lately. My wrist wants a nice cold blade against it. It's begging to be cut. My eyes feel as if they want to cry but my mind and body doesn't understand the feeling. Broken is all I am an all I'll ever be.
    Haixiu Haixiu 22-25, F 53 seconds ago

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    I am 13 years old, 8 of my best friends have

    died due to Leukima, Suicide Attempts and A car crash and being ran over πŸ˜” I have self harmed since I was about 7 years old. I had to go to councelling and I hate myself and my whole life is confusing πŸ˜ͺ
    EmRiddell EmRiddell 13-15, F 2 Responses 58 mins ago

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    I hate seeing happy, loving couples,

    I get sad and bitter everytime and I just wish I could have what they have.
    Margarott Margarott 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    i cant do anything right.

    my whole life i have not been able to gain weight or absorb fat in my body. ive been bullied so much thats my life. i hate how i look. im a stick. and i can never get a boyfriend. and im 21. i ruined the only thing i had which was my beautiful face two years ago because i didnt...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 4 Responses 52 mins ago

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    This post goes out to anybody

    who ever feels so depressed they can no longer go on in this world. You are beautiful, your life is beautiful, this world is beautiful. You have so much to experience! Your life has JUST begun and it's way to precious to just throw it away over annoying teenage stressors (or...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half